When reading up on Salt Lake City, I was surprised that the actual, err, lake is not really mentioned as an attraction. It's a gigantically huge salty lake, that's pretty interesting isn't it? It turns out it stinks. Yep, it smells really, really bad. Sorta like rotten eggs and other garbage mixed together. The guide books do recommend that you might want to go to Antelope Island. It's got bison and antelopes and other interesting stuff to see. I'm back in Charleston now... I went to Antelope Island on Wednesday. When driving across the causeway to the island, you get really close to some crappy water. The smell was so bad I almost turned back. But once you get to the island the roads don't go that close to the water. I saw an interesting bird that looks like some sort of grouse or pheasant.
There's an old ranch on the island that's now preserved as a historical exhibit.
There's an owl's nest in the barn. There were three baby owls in there. One kept peeking out at me.
They said the bison must have gone to the other side of the island where the roads don't go. Of course they said "Oh, ya shoulda been here yesterday! Oh, there were a hundred bison right over there!" This antelope was shot with a really long telephoto. That's as close as I got to any wildlife bigger than a bird. Oh well. It was still a good day out.